Even though the Chicago Cubs probably should be in the market for some starting pitching depth, they are not. The relative virtue of such a decision, I will leave to you, good reader. I will say only: Zambrano, Dempster, Wells, ?, ?
That said, even if the Cubs were looking for a pitcher, that guy wouldn’t be Pedro Martinez. Which is fine with me.
In the report from Santo Domingo, [Carlos] Marmol is quoted as saying that the Cubs would like to sign Martinez, a veteran free agent who joined the Phillies last summer and helped them reach the World Series.
“I hope that dream comes true because I’ve always wanted to be on a team with him,” Marmol said.
However, a Cubs source told the Tribune today that although the team had some interest in Martinez before he signed with Philadelphia, there are no plans to pursue the 38-year-old right-hander in free agency. Chicago Breaking Sports.
Martinez was moderately successful in very limited duty last year for the Phillies, but in his time with the Mets, he always looked like he was one throw away from a shoulder explosion.